Mixed emotions for raffle prize winner who will press big red button to demolish Fiddler’s Ferry landmark towers


THERE will be mixed emotions for Penketh resident Grace Taylor when she goes down in history, pressing the big red button to demolish the four North towers at Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station.

Grace, who only bought the winning ticket a few days before the draw to support Warrington Disability Partnership, lives near Fiddler’s Ferry, and drives passed the towers nearly every day.

Commenting on winning the raffle Grace told Warrington Worldwide: “I was really surprised to have won the raffle, I’ve never won anything before!

Fiddler's ferry

Mixed emotions for Grace Taylor

“I bought a couple of tickets a few days ago as I saw it advertised on Facebook and I wanted to support Warrington Disability Partnership as they do amazing work.
“The towers have been a part of our community for so long, and a familiar landmark when travelling. My kids have grown up fascinated by them and it will be strange when they are gone.
“But I’m really grateful for the chance to be a part of history when they finally get knocked down.
“It will be really strange for them not to be there anymore. The kids have always been fascinated by them and it’s a familiar landmark, if we’ve been out, we know we’re nearly home when we see them!

Grace was the lucky winner of a raffle organised by Warrington Disability Partnership with landowners Peel, which raised over £14,600 for the charity.
The raffle was the idea of Warrington Borough Council’s Director fo Growth Steve Park, who liaised with Peel to provide the opportunity to support WDP.
Fiddler’s Ferry and its eight cooling towers were decommissioned in 2020 in line with Government policy to phase out coal-fired facilities by 2025.
There are eight cooling towers arranged in two groups of four located to the north and south of the main building. There is a single chimney located to the east of the main building.
Demolition will take place over three phases, starting on December 3.

Winner revealed as charity raffle to demolish four North towers at Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station raises over £14,600


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